Penka will be teaching an 8 week Block Therapy series with Louis Riel School Division Continuing Education at Island Lakes Community School.
Classes are every Thursday from 7 - 8 p.m.
Create Space - Creating space in the body and melting through restrictions in the tissue is important for correcting posture and improving blood and oxygen flow to the cells, keeping them fed and clean.
Inflate Space - Instruction of proper diaphragmatic breathing turns on the internal furnace optimizing the melting of adhesions in the tissue. In fact, diaphragmatic breathing increases oxygenation in tissue up to 6x.
Maintain Space - Understanding how to use your body properly and strengthen correct foundation is crucial to maintaining proper cellular alignment. Block Therapy addresses this to give you a full body program and teaches you how to bring proper posture into daily activity.
Penka was born and raised in Bulgaria and came to Canada when she was 18 years old. In 2014 she started feeling that her body was falling apart and started experiencing chronic pain in multiple areas. Finding a holistic solution is what led her to Block Therapy. From her very first class she knew that she had “stumbled” into something special. She felt immediate connection with Deanna and knew that she wanted to work with her one day. Penka remembers leaving the class thinking “I want to be in a position to help people to that level. To teach and coach them into becoming their own health advocates and to heal their bodies”. Shortly after she started practicing Block Therapy, she noticed that her body was changing and the pain was starting to diminish. A couple of years later she decided to jump in and certify as an Instructor. Today, she is working into becoming a Block Therapist and is teaching classes in both Canada and Bulgaria.
As Penka was learning more about the benefits of Block Therapy, she could see and feel first-hand how great it was in improving health conditions and correcting posture and she realized, how much more powerful it would be in preventing all these from happening in the first place. As a mother of two kids, Penka wants them to achieve all of their potential when they grow up. “When I look around at the youth today, it breaks my heart to see how many of them are already locked up into a negative forward posture, struggling with many health issues. It affects their sleep, digestion, their ability to manage stress, be focused as well as their physical prowess. It is my passion to use my Block Therapy practise to educate parents and kids on establishing proper postural foundations and learning to love and respect their bodies. I believe in teaching youth a lifestyle of physical and mental well-being.
I’m so thankful I discovered Block Therapy. It has helped my pain diminish and given me the power to know exactly what my body needs by really listening to it through breathe and the knowledge that I have learned through Penka. It’s very empowering to finally take my well being into my own hands and actually see results rather than having to go to endless appointments. Thank you Penka :)
Founder of Block Therapy
Founder of Fluid Isometrics
Certified Athletic Therapist
Deanna Hansen is a Certified Athletic Therapist and founder of Fluid Isometrics™ and Block Therapy™, a bodywork practice that is meditation, exercise and therapy all in one. Deanna began her practice as an Athletic Therapist in 1995, always focusing on deep tissue work. She built up a thriving practice, as her strong hands could work out the deep knots in tissue.
In 2000, Deanna experienced a major breakthrough. Her large, heavy body stored much pain and she felt weighed down and depressed. While experiencing the worst of a series of anxiety attacks, Deanna intuitively pushed her hand into her abdomen and, at that moment, began a path of self-discovery. In a short period of time, Deanna’s body began to change. The weight was dropping, the chronic pain and issues were improving and, most importantly, the depression and anxiety disappeared. She immediately began applying this to her existing patients and the results were immediate and outstanding.
For 14 more years, Deanna owned clinics where she practiced her new technique. In 2006, as word was spreading of the benefits of Fluid Isometrics™, she began teaching other therapists. It took time to create a language to transfer her wisdom she developed through her hands. This continues to be an ongoing and evolving challenge as the connective tissue called fascia remains a mystery to many people. Deanna considers herself blessed working with countless individuals, who have had remarkable improvements healing current and past injuries and overcoming pain, stress and anxiety. It’s been a combination of transforming her own body, her life and working with others that gives Deanna such a rich understanding of the fascia.
Deanna’s journey working with individuals has been very rewarding. Yet her true passion is to teach people how to self-care. Developed from personal practice and exploration, Deanna knows that teaching individuals to self-care is of far greater benefit than giving people a treatment. Fluid Isometrics™ Block Therapy™ is the solution. Deanna has taken what she did in the treatment room and translated it into a self-help practice using a handcrafted cedar wooden block, called the Block Buddy™. This simple, efficient, and inexpensive approach is gaining credibility as people around the world are experiencing the benefits of the Block Buddy™ and sharing with others.
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